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cryptid-creations · 2 months ago
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3130. Bananyan Split
Remake of this piece:
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honeyrolls · 6 months ago
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Strawberry Choc Sundae / Strawberry Cone
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inthedarktrees · 27 days ago
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Young woman eating a “Sputnik” sundae
Don Cravens, “Russia's Satellite,” Life, Oct 21, 1957
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ayamebird · a month ago
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fanotastic · 2 months ago
Please tell all your animals that I love them
ANON they get enough love and I could talk for days about my animals. Let's go in order of camera roll-
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OwO is an avid Bob Ross viewer. He gets himself thrown into Gay Baby Jail the most because he's very interested in the girl roomed upstairs from himself and scratches up his snooter/head. So he spends a few days in jail to get some no nut clarity.
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Rikki has retired from her herp ambassador title. She spent her 10th birthday out in a local hideaway spot where she got a lot of pets and treats. She is a very happy retired girl!
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Funfetti has turned into an absolute fucking monster. I love her energy and she's so excited and eager to eat. This little girl is going to be an unstoppable force when she gets bigger.
I don't have any good pics of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way atm because she's so reclusive and squirmy. We're doing handling every few days to get her used to it. She loves to musk :/
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Sundae is a BRAT he STILL doesn't like any handling - these Wilbanks boys sure are something. A breeder facebook group recently rediscovered his existance and are absolutely enamored with him despite his brattiness.
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Blurry but he's there. The veteran of them all. Knows exactly what he wants and how he wants it and when he wants it.. This little lizard is the biggest boss of them all and I'm p sure he knows that.
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COPPER HAS FUCKING BITTEN ME. Twice now. Both of which were both food motivated but she has a bad habit of doing a small then really big bite when it it comes to hand feeding. She's very stuck up but my roommate and I still love her dearly.
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whattolearntoday · 28 days ago
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November 11th is...
International Tempranillo Day -  Tempranillo comes from the Spanish word, Temprano, which means early. This is in reference to the fact that the Tempranillo grape ripens earlier than most grapes in Spain. Tempranillo is known as Spain’s noble grape. Though native to the Iberian Peninsula, this grape is planted throughout wine regions around the world. As of 2018 Tempranillo is the third most widely planted grape.
Origami Day -  The art of folding paper seems to have arisen in several places throughout the world, including places such as Europe, China, and Japan. This particular form of art has accompanied traditions and celebrations of every kind, including funerals, birthdays, weddings and more. The first known historical reference to a paper model is in a poem. In that poem, a butterfly design was referenced in connection to Shinto weddings.
Pocky Day -  The concept is simple, a delicious slightly sweet biscuit dipped in a coating of flavor that can be easily snacked on. In Japan it is one of the most popular treats that can be found, and even appears in bars served alongside a glass of ice water.
Remembrance Day - The UK, along with members of the British Commonwealth, observe Remembrance Day. On this day, member states honor and remember those in the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
Sundae Day -  An ice cream sundae typically consists of one or two scoops of ice cream topped with syrup or sauce. The sundae is often topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherry, sprinkles, pineapple or a variety of other toppings.
Veterans Day - Honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect. Initially, the United States observed Armistice Day as well. However, it evolved into the current Veterans Day in 1954.
World Quality Day -  Quality is vital to successful organizations. Excellent quality management helps businesses achieve excellence in all that they do. Quality professionals focus on five areas, which include governance, assurance, improvement, leadership, and context.
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honeyrolls · 9 months ago
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Strawberry Sundae / Cupid Heart
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ghostonly · 9 days ago
Your Opinion Is an Ice Cream Sundae
A Guide to Critical Analysis and Opinion Formation
Hi there! I’m here to give some insight into critical analysis when forming an opinion, because it seems to be something that people struggle with. I don’t mean to say that I’m infallible or have all the right answers, but I do want to share some thoughts with people that may help them to feel more confident in their own opinions and learn how to convey them in a way that people are more receptive to.
So, I’ll break this down into the most important, key points, and I’m going to use an ice cream sundae as my metaphor, because it works really well. If you don’t like ice cream sundaes, just pretend it’s a sandwich instead, or whatever thing you prefer.
1) Everyone Likes Different Toppings
Let’s start with the basics. When you go to an ice cream shop, there will be many people there eating ice cream sundaes. If you look around, you’ll notice that everyone has a slightly different combination of toppings on their sundae. That’s because people are all different and complex and like different things.
In the same way, everyone has a different opinion about whatever dilemma you pitch at them. If you show up to a conversation, you will find that everyone there has a slightly different opinion. Even the people who have similar opinions may differ on one point, or may have reached their opinions from differing directions.
2) There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Sundae (Except When There Is)
You may notice that someone in the shop has put strawberries on their ice cream sundae. If you don’t like strawberries, you may find yourself grimacing. However, it’s not your call to tell that person that their sundae is wrong because it’s got toppings you personally dislike.
Everyone has different lived experiences and their opinions are informed by those experiences. You may find someone eating a sundae with something as incomprehensible and disgusting to you as candied ants sprinkled on top, and it’s still not your place to approach them and call them disgusting for eating them.
When your instinctual reaction to someone’s opinion, or sundae choice, is disgust, consider a more curious approach. Maybe ask them what the appeal of candied ants is. You might be surprised to find that they have a very well thought out answer that makes more sense to you than you expected, given your initial disgust. That doesn’t mean you have to suddenly like eating candied ants on your sundae, but it does mean that you have learned to respect that person’s opinion, even when it differs from your own.
The only wrong way to eat a sundae is when it has toppings that are harmful to the person eating it and the people they’re sharing with. If you found out someone in the ice cream shop had a sundae laced with arsenic, you would be completely within your right to loudly inform everyone else in the shop not to accept a bite of that person’s sundae.
Objectively harmful toppings are things that can be scientifically or statistically proven to do harm - that’s what makes them objective. Subjectively harmful toppings may be toppings that you’re allergic to, but that aren’t actually hurting the person eating the sundae. If you’re allergic to peanuts, you may want to keep your distance from someone eating peanuts on their sundae. But, as long as that person knows that the people they’re sharing their sundae with aren’t allergic to peanuts, or is warning people that their sundae has peanuts in it, you can’t tell them to leave the shop on your account.
An example of an objectively harmful opinion is the opinion that one ethnic group is inferior to another. This has proven societal ramifications and has led to countless deaths in many different places and time periods.
An example of a subjectively harmful opinion is the opinion that fiction depicting abuse is okay to publish. There is no evidence that publishing fiction depicting abuse is harmful to society at large. Therefore, if you find yourself allergic to the toppings on that sundae (opinion), it is your job to keep your distance so that you’re not hurt by it, leaving anyone who enjoys that topping to eat it as they see fit.
3) Your Friend May Like Different Toppings Than You
After making your way to the counter and beginning to build your sundae, you may find that your best friend is building theirs a bit differently than yours. This is normal. Even close friends have different opinions on some things.
As long as your friend is choosing toppings that are safe to eat and that won’t cause you an allergic reaction from being near, you should let them build it how they want. They may have grown up in a different part of the world than you and prefer toppings you’ve never even seen before. It’s okay to be confused by someone’s topping choice but, as before, it’s better to ask for an explanation than demand a change. You may even find, after trying some of the toppings they used, that you like them after all.
4) It’s Okay to Change Your Sundae Order
Opinions, like sundae orders, can be changed over time. When you’re small, you may only like vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips. As you get older, you’ll learn about a whole new world of toppings. Allowing yourself to try them out and see if they taste good to you is a part of growing up.
Learn to understand that your sundae order is never in its final form, and neither is your opinion. So long as there are new toppings to taste or new pieces of information to consider, your sundae and your opinion can continue to grow and change.
If you see someone with a sundae full of toppings you’ve never seen before, you should ask what they are. Some of the toppings might be things you’ve simply never come across before, like foreign berries or a regional candy (new perspectives), while others may be a brand new kind of cookie that just came out (new information).
You may also see toppings that you tried when you were young and hated. Once in a while, it can pay off to reconsider toppings you haven’t tried in a while. Coffee beans might have tasted gross to you when you were a kid, but trying them as an adult may reveal that your taste buds are more accepting.
In a more literal sense, you may have grown up thinking drug addicts deserve to go to prison for breaking the law, but have since learned to understand that addicts are often pushed into drugs by societal forces and are better treated with rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Deciding that your previous sundae order could be improved doesn’t mean you were stupid when you made the old order; it simply means that you’ve grown and learned and would like to refine your toppings.
If someone points out that you changed your opinion over time, it’s okay to not defend your old opinion. You can simply say, “Yes. I got new information that proved my old opinion wasn’t as solid or fair as it could have been.”
5) Building Your Own Sundae Tastes Better Than Stealing Someone Else’s
When you go up to the counter at the ice cream shop and prepare to make your order, you may find you feel indecisive. 
That topping looks good, but I’m not sure if I’m in the mood for sweet or salty right now. Last time I got that other topping, but it might have given me a stomach ache. There’s a new topping over there that I’ve been wanting to try, but what if I don’t like it and it ruins the whole sundae? What if my friend thinks my topping choices are weird? There was one time they kept making fun of me because I chose a topping they hate.
When this level of indecision strikes, or you feel like you’re not in a safe environment to choose your own toppings without ridicule, it can be tempting to just say, “I’m having what he’s having.”
When it comes to opinions, peer pressure, society, and your own social standing can have profound effects on what you feel safe believing. It can be tempting to look to someone else for the “right” opinion. The problem is, there may not be a “right” opinion, or their opinion may be misinformed or colored by unrelated personal experiences.
Instead of saying, “I’m having what he’s having,” take the time to build your own sundae. When you build a sundae that’s made just for you, it will always taste better than when you steal someone else’s. If your friend’s sundae looks good to you, maybe ask them what they’re getting. They can tell you about what toppings they chose and why. Then, you can pick and choose which toppings you like the sound of and maybe add a couple of your own.
When you adopt the opinion of someone else, if someone asks you why you believe that way, how will you explain yourself? Sure, you don’t have to explain yourself to strangers, but it would be nice if you could at least explain your opinion to yourself, right?
Say you heard from thousands of voices online that we should defund the police, and decided you agree because it sounds good and other people seem to think this is what we should do. If someone asked you why, what would you say? How would you convince them this is the right choice if you don’t even know why you believe it is?
Instead of hearing a new idea, like defunding the police, and endorsing the idea blindly, learn more about why people are saying to defund the police. Find out the benefits. Find out the risks. Find out why people are saying it at all. In the end, you may find that you agree wholeheartedly, but at least now you know what toppings you’re eating and can explain what’s in your sundae to the person inquiring.
6) Knowing Why You Like Certain Toppings Can Help You Find More That You Like (And Avoid Those You Don’t)
If you always order chocolate ice cream with cherries and bananas, you will be able to recite your order flawlessly every time. But, if someone asked you why you like chocolate ice cream with cherries and bananas, would you be able to explain? Or, would you be more likely to shrug and say, “It’s just really good.”
If your entire understanding of your preferences is as shallow as, “I just like it,” not only are you unequipped to explain your choices to others, you’re unequipped to grow and expand your preferences.
However, if you know that you like chocolate ice cream with cherries and bananas because chocolate ice cream takes longer to melt than vanilla, you don’t like when hard or crunchy toppings conflict with the smoothness of the ice cream, the tartness of the cherries helps counterbalance the sweetness of the chocolate and banana, and the banana adds to the complexity of the flavor without being too overwhelming, then you’re on the path to uncover a bunch of other sundae combinations that achieve the same satisfaction.
In other words, taking time to think and analyze why you feel the way you do about certain things on a deeper level than, “I just feel this way,” sets you up to make more in-depth opinions on future topics.
However, doing so can mean accepting some hard truths about yourself and admitting that your opinion is not entirely built with solid gold bricks sent to Earth via divine intervention. Sometimes you just have to admit that, “Oh, the reason I dislike cashews is because my mom always said they taste like feet and now I associate them with something I find gross.”
When you uncover your personal bias, it makes it easier to accept that other people who never had that unfortunate association simply like the taste of cashews because they associate the taste with cashews.
Likewise, you may be really grossed out with a certain kind of kink because it reminds you of something traumatic or because your parents taught you since childhood that it was morally wrong. However, understanding that your personal experiences and biases are not an objective moral truth means you can more easily accept that other people don’t have the same experience and are not wrong, gross, or bad for being into that kink.
That kink may be a topping you’re allergic to, and that’s okay. You don’t have to eat it.
7) Knowing Why You Like Your Order Makes It Easier to Share with Others
If you fail to analyze why you like your sundae the way you make it, and you won’t allow yourself to accept other people having different topping preferences, you may find yourself angry that other people don’t like their sundae the way you make it. Hearing someone say they don’t really like the toppings you use can be hurtful and upsetting, especially if they make their preference sound like an objective fact, like saying your toppings are gross.
However, it’s important to understand that other people treating their topping preferences like law does not mean that you have to do the same. It can be hard to brush off insensitive comments like that, but returning the same sentiment and calling their toppings gross will only serve to leave both of you hurt and angry.
No matter how much you disparage someone’s sundae order by yelling insults about it, it will not make them make a new one just like yours. They’re too busy being rightfully angry that you were needlessly cruel.
But, if you become accustomed to analyzing sundaes and the toppings on them, your feedback may become more constructive.
If you see someone is eating an objectively harmful topping, you may feel inclined to make them stop. The problem is, just yelling that their sundae is gross is not going to convince them to make a new sundae with safe toppings.
Instead, approach them with compassion. Persuading someone that their sundae needs some revision should come from a place of understanding, because we all make recipe mistakes sometimes. No one is intentionally shoveling toxic sundae toppings into their mouth on purpose.
Approach the topic without accusing them. When you use “you” statements (e.g. “You put poisonous toppings on your sundae.”), your statement becomes accusatory. The other person is not likely to hear reason after that, because you’ve made your opening line sound like an attack - as if you are blaming them for their mistake.
Instead, make approach the topic more neutrally. You can sound more neutral by making a statement that’s relatable, conversational, or uncertain (for those bits of information you’re not positive on, but could lead the other person in the right direction). (e.g. “Are those Poisonberries? I think I heard recently that those can actually be really harmful.”)
When you approach the topic more neutrally, it draws in the other person’s curiosity and allows them to really hear what you’re saying instead of immediately feeling defensive. You’re not blaming them for anything, you’re not attacking them, you’re simply offering some information that may benefit them, and they’re more likely to respond with an open mind. (e.g. “Oh, really? I’ve never heard that. They’re really good though - I can’t imagine my sundae without them.”)
Once you’ve started a conversation, it makes it easier to share recommendations from your own sundae. (e.g. “I’ll see if I can find the article I read and send it to you. Personally, I really like Tastyberries. They’re a little bit sweeter, but have a similar flavor profile. I bet they would be really good with the other toppings you have!”)
In the end, if you keep a level head and refuse to engage in arguments that leave everyone unhappy and don’t change anyone’s opinion, you’ll find you have better success communicating your opinions to people. And, if you take the time to analyze your opinions and what they’re made of, you’ll feel more confident about expressing them and will be slightly less hurt when people disagree with you, because you understand the basis of your beliefs.
8) How Do You Analyze Your Beliefs?
Let’s set aside the metaphor now that we’ve come this far. I’ve mentioned analyzing your opinion and beliefs many times throughout, and I haven’t given any solid advice on how to do that. So, let me break it down into easy steps.
Recognize your opinion Find your starting point by figuring out what opinion or belief you’re analyzing. For our example, we’ll use the opinion that blue eyes are prettier than brown eyes.
Ask yourself why you believe this It’s harder than it sounds to find an answer if you’re not used to justifying your opinions to yourself. It takes introspection and time. But, someone with this opinion might come to the conclusion that blue eyes are prettier than brown eyes because blue eyes look like gems, or like sparkling sea water, or they’re brighter, or the individual flecks of color in them are easier to see.
Ask yourself why you don’t believe the opposing view Now that we understand why someone might like blue eyes more than brown eyes, we have to ask our hypothetical person what brown eyes are missing that makes them less pretty. They might come to the conclusion that brown eyes are more common, less exciting, their whole family has brown eyes, the color blends in with the pupils, etc.
Find conclusions The conclusions we can find are that someone might like one color of eyes more than another because they see it less, it’s different than the eye color most common in their family, blue eyes are more contrasted with the pupils, so they might like contrasting colors more, they have positive associations with the color blue, etc.
Consider the opposing view from a sympathetic perspective Why might someone like brown eyes more than blue? Well, if we use our previous conclusions, we can try out the opposites of them. If their family is completely blue-eyed, if they aren’t into contrasts very much, if they dislike the sea, or if they love the color of caramel or chocolate, it would give them positive associations with the color brown, if darker colors are more comforting to them.
Profit Suddenly, it makes complete sense why someone would disagree with you and someone with the opposite opinion doesn’t seem so stupid anymore for not having your same belief.
Repeat ad nauseum for complicated opinions You think you’re done there? Not so. With more complicated opinions, you have to keep digging. Obviously, eye color isn’t super complicated, but I can still use it as an example of how to dig. Repeat the cycle with all of your conclusions put into the “Recognize your opinion” slot. You like contrasting colors a lot. Why? Maybe you have poor eyesight so contrasting colors are easier to digest. With opinions on societal issues, you’re going to end up digging backward until you hit your childhood at some point and everything about your opinion will be as plain as day. It’s like taking apart a car engine. Your car gets you from point A to point B - you never realized the sheer number of moving parts that make it function.
Take your newfound understanding of opinions and analyze the shit out of yourself and others. 
Be understanding. 
Ask yourself if an argument is going to be productive and, if not, don’t engage. 
Understand your opinions and why you have them. 
Be proud of the work you’ve put into understanding your views and why you have them. 
Explain them to other people in a way that’s kind. 
We can be better at communicating if we just put in some legwork. 
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fullcravings · 5 months ago
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Homemade Caramel Sundae (recipe in French)
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mawuczi · 5 months ago
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new strawberry tama oc 🍓 designed by _binkyfish_ on twitter, go check them out !
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hisclockworkservants · 2 months ago
Maybe like… an ice cream sundae bun? However you’d like to interpret that. Do not eat him
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crybaby-doll · 10 months ago
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sundae time
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speedofsoundsketches · 5 months ago
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A couple of thank you gifts for two wonderful artists that recently sent beautiful Jolt fanart! These are their respective OC’s hanging out with the infamous duo. Seems like they all get along well! :) Please visit the original owners and thank you both for your wonderful support and kindness!
Rei the Hedgehog: @alilrhino
Piper the Vixen: @mysterious-redhead
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